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Holiday Calendar

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December 5

Christmas tree lighting hosted
by the Brigantine and the Brigantine
Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m.
in front of City Hall. Santa Claus will
be arriving on a fire truck with special guests from the cast of Disney’s
“Frozen” and a performance by the
Brigantine North School Choir and
Casey’s Dance Studio. Hot cocoa and
treats will be available.
Santa Arrives by Fire Truck
6:30 p.m. in front of the Colonial
Inn at Smithville. For information
call Galloway Community Services at
609-652-8657.
The Somers Point holiday parade begins at 6:30 p.m. at Dawes
Avenue and continues along Shore
Road to City Hall, 1 W. New Jersey Ave., where there will be a tree
lighting and free refreshments. Santa
Claus will meet children in the City
Hall court room for pictures and
treats. The Mainland Regional High
School Tri-M Choral will sing carols.
Northfield tree lighting 7 p.m.
in front of City Hall, 1600 Shore
Road. There will be holiday songs and
a visit from Santa. For information
contact Dorothy Ryon at 609-6415236.
18th Annual Holiday Toy
Drive Concert presented by the
Atlantic County Pops Community Band at 7 p.m. at the Egg Harbor
Township Community Center,
5045 English Creek Ave. Admission
is a new, unwrapped toy or clothing
marked for a girl or a boy. Doors open
at 6:30 p.m. Guest conductor is Mike
Longdo. See www.atlanticpops.com.
Sounds of the Season Concert
presented by the Mainland Choral
Society 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal
Church, Shore Road and Meyran Avenue in Somers Point. Hear English
and French carols from the group
conducted by Stephen A. Beddia,
organist and choir director of Our
Lady of Sorrows Church in Linwood,
accompanied by Debra Roland. Call
609- 432-7876.
Boardwalk Christmas with
Beth Tinnon and Friends 8 p.m. at
Dante Hall in Atlantic City. Five-time
AC Nightlife Award winner Tinnon

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and local favorites Andy Lalasis, Harry
Himless, John Guida, and Jeff Turner
perform holiday classics. Tickets are
$10, $18 and $20. Call 609-347-2162.

December 6

Dickens of a Holiday rain or
shine in Mays Landing, sponsored
by the Mays Landing Merchants Association. Day begins with a pancake
breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Santa
8-11 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 82
Mill St. Adults pay $8, children $5.
Framed photos are $8. After, there
will be food, craft vendors, a snowball
toss, train ride and Santa noon-5 p.m.
at Memorial Park on Main Street and
Route 50. Other craft fairs include
one at the Atlantic County Library on
Farragut Avenue; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and at
the Presbyterian Church, 6001 Main
St. Pick up an entry card and have it
stamped at each location to be eligible
for prizes. See www.mayslandingmerchants.com.
Annual Character Breakfast
featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, a
snowman and two sisters at Renault
Winery in Galloway. Seatings are 8:30
a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; reservations are
required. Children’s tickets are $12,
adults $13. Includes eggs, French
toast, sausage, bacon, breakfast potatoes, Danish, juice, milk and coffee.
Call Galloway Community Services
at 609-652-8657.
The Slaybaugh Parents Club
is will hold brunch with Santa 10
a.m.-2 p.m. in the Slaybaugh Primary School. There will be crafts, face
painting, letters to Santa and pictures with Santa. Admission fee to
be determined. Email slaybaughpc@
gmail.com.
Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company Open House with Santa
Claus 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the fire
station, 6609 Black Horse Pike. See
www.cardiffvfc1.com or call 609525-9338.
Holiday Fun Day noon-2 p.m.
at Somers Point Volunteer Fire Co.
No. 2 on the corner of First Street
and New Jersey Avenue. Kids can
create a greeting card and a seasonal
take-home craft, and light refreshments will be served. Children must

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Good seats for Santa
Be sure to get a good seat for the Somers Point holiday parade, which begins 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Dawes Avenue and continues along Shore
Road to City Hall. There will be a tree lighting, free refreshments, Santa
Claus, and carols by the Mainland Regional High School Tri-M Choral.

be chaperoned by an adult.
Gingerbread man building
even hosted by the Spruce Family
Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave.,
Egg Harbor Township, from 2 o 3
p.m. There will be refreshments.
Call 609-569-0376.
Plaid Party and Ugly Holiday
Sweater Contest 5-8 p.m. at the
Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode
Island Ave., Atlantic City. Dance and
sing to carols of the season. Light
refreshments from Tony Boloney’s.
A night climb to top is included.
Guests enjoy the official lighting of
the holiday tree and have a chance to
win prizes. Tickets are $20 to benefit
Absecon Lighthouse. Call 609-4491360.
Acoustic Christmas 5:30
p.m. at the Linwood Community
Church, 1838 Shore Road, Linwood.
Enjoy dinner and an acoustic Christmas with singer, songwriter and storyteller Mark Cable at 5:30 p.m. and
performance 7:30 p.m. Admission is
$10. Reservations and payment in advance is required for those attending
both the dinner and the concert. Call
609-927-2950.
Hospitality Night and Frostbite Car Cruise 6-8 p.m. at Historic
Smithville Village, 615 E. Moss Mill
Road, Smithville. Each shop will
have a special event – from music to
food tastings, discounts and drawings. See vehicles from days gone by

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or show off one of your own. Call
609-748-8999.
Ugly Sweater Party Holiday
Fundraiser 6-10 p.m. at Maynard’s
Café, 9306 Amherst Ave., Margate.
Benefits veterans through the McCline Veterans Fund. Tickets are
$20. Call 609-822-8423.
Longport Holiday Celebration 6:30 p.m. at the Community
Center on 33rd Avenue. Santa will
arrive to help light the holiday tree
and the menorah. Refreshments will
be served. Call Amy Strawder at 609823-2731, ext. 100.
Stockton Oratorio Society
with special guests the Atlantic Chinese Community Choir and harpist Stephanie Sussmeier perform
an evening of holiday favorites 7:30
p.m. in the Richard Stockton College
of New Jersey Alton Auditorium,
second floor of the A-Wing on the
college’s main Galloway campus.
Tickets are $10; students and seniors
pay $8. Call 609-652-9000 or see
stockton.edu/pac.
Running of the Santas 8 p.m. on
the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Dress as
Santa and get ready for some fun as
hundreds of Santa-clad participants
take part in a bar crawl sponsored
by Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Must be 21 with valid ID. Tickets
are $10 in advance and can be purchased at www.runningofthesantas.com; $20 the day of the run.
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